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Bocking Windmill

Braintree, Essex

Bocking Windmill is a postmill dating from 1721. It is complete both externally and internally, and has been preserved for the benefit of present and future generations.

Bocking Post Mill, Bocking Churchstreet, Braintree 

     Taken 2005 

Dating from around 1721, the mill was moved to this site from further down the hill in 1829-30. It has a two storey brick roundhouse which contains much original equipment and was last working in 1912.

It is said that the local villagers prefer the sails to face south, which adds to the attractive view of the mill looking north from Braintree.

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Bocking Windmill, Braintree, Essex

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TL 763259  OS Sheet 167

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Date Updated: 05/2008

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Bocking Windmill, Braintree, Essex

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TL 763259

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located 2 miles north of Braintree town centre, off Church Street, Bocking, mile west of A131.







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Enquiries - Christine Burden  Tel - 01376 324781

Opening times:

Several Sundays and Bank Holidays in May, including National Mills Sunday and usually third Sundays in June, July, August and September, 14.00 17.00. Please call for details.

Parties by arrangement at other times.

National Mills Weekend opening times Sunday 10.00-17.00



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Date Updated: 05/2008

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